Who says being outspoken has to be a bad thing? Join us for our new podcast, “Outspoken”, where we have candid conversations as we navigate current headlines, media, culture and how they relate to interpersonal violence and abuse. Dive in and discover ways to speak up, speak out and be Outspoken.

Episode Guide

How has digital communication changed our relationships? From MySpace to TikTok, Gemma, Kiara, Megan, and Nathan discuss the evolution of digital communication and how we relate to each other.

Resources:

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at hcwc.org/resources and stopthehurt.org/resources.

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It’s easy to be tough on yourself, but what if you showed yourself the same compassion you show others? Gemma, Kiara, Megan, and Nathan talk all about self-compassion. What it is, what it’s not, their personal experiences with practicing self-compassion, and how it’s connected to social change. 

Learn more about self-compassion at https://self-compassion.org/ 

Resources:

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at hcwc.org/resources and stopthehurt.org/resources.

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Instagram: stopthehurt_HCWC

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It’s 2021 and youth are still experiencing sexism in school. Gemma, Kiara, and Megan discuss the Netflix movie, Moxie, and how it reflects their own experiences working with youth in schools. Youth are speaking up. Are we listening?

Resources:

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at hcwc.org/resources and stopthehurt.org/resources.

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Instagram: stopthehurt_HCWC

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Gemma, Kiara, Megan, and Nathan continue the conversation from episode 4 and discuss how we can support those who’ve experienced sexual violence and create a culture of consent. 

Resources:

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at www.hcwc.org/resources

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Gemma, Kiara, Megan, and Nathan break down consent while discussing headlines featuring Marilyn Manson, T.I. and Tiny, David Dobrick’s Vlog Squad, and others. CW: This episode includes conversations about sexual assault and relationship abuse. 

Resources:

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at www.hcwc.org/resources

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Kiara, Megan, and Nathan reflect back on the outspoken people and moments of 2020 and how they relate to the movement against sexual violence.

Resources:

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at www.hcwc.org/resources

References:

Me Too. Act Too: https://acttoo.metoomvmt.org/

SafeHelpline – Sexual Assault Support for Military Service Members: https://www.safehelpline.org/

“The Invisible War” documentary: https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/invisible-war/

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In this episode, HCWC Prevention Educators, Kiara, Vanessa, and Megan discuss the controversial film Cuties.  Hosts discuss the impact of internet culture on preteen girls, their own experiences growing up, and the importance of empowering youth with information. 

Resources: 

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at www.hcwc.org/resources   

October 23, 2020

In this first episode, HCWC Prevention Educators, Kiara, Vanessa, and Megan, introduce themselves and their hopes for the podcast. For the first time in 20 years, the Texas State Board of Education is considering making changes to health standards to include consent and healthy relationship programming. Join them as they discuss what it’s like doing violence prevention work in Texas, why these changes are a big deal, and what you can do about it.

Note: The upcoming Texas State Board of Education’s final vote is the week of November 17-20, 2020.

Find out who your representative is on the State Board of Education; https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home 

Resources:

If you or someone you know has experienced abuse and is seeking support or services, additional resources can be found at www.hcwc.org/resources

References:

What is a SHAC (School Health Advisory Council)?

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/sdhac.shtm#:~:text=A%20School%20Health%20Advisory%20Council,serve%20at%20the%20district%20level.&text=They%20can%20help%20parents%20and,stay%20healthy%20for%20a%20lifetime.

Current proposed changes to Texas Education Standards:

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Health_Education_TEKS_Review_Final_R